Berry Promoted to Associate Head Coach
EUGENE, Ore. – Oregon head coach Kelly Graves announced on Tuesday the promotion of longtime assistant coach Jodie Berry to associate head coach.
"I'm thrilled to be able to elevate Jodie to associate head coach," said Graves. "The relationships she builds with our student-athletes and the example that she sets for them on and off the court has been instrumental to the program's success. Jodie and I have worked together for a long time and I consider her a great friend and trust her with everything. There is no one more deserving of this opportunity than her."
Berry, who has worked with Graves for the past 16 seasons dating back to their time at Gonzaga, serves as the Ducks' post coach while also assisting in opponent scouting and recruiting. She helped lead Oregon to three straight Pac-12 titles from 2018-20 in addition to being a part of the Ducks' current run of five straight NCAA Tournaments advancing to at least the Sweet Sixteen, highlighted by the 2019 Final Four appearance.
"I am both humbled and honored to continue my coaching journey here at the University of Oregon," said Berry. "I am proud to be a part of the Duck Family and cherish the many relationships within the athletic community here at Oregon. I will forever be grateful for the mentorship and guidance that Coach Graves has provided over the past 20 years and am excited for the future of Oregon women's basketball with Jackie, Mike, Brielle, Oti and our team. Go Ducks!"
The Ducks have had a pair of All-American post players under Berry's tutelage, with Ruthy Hebard earning All-America recognition from 2018-20 in addition to winning the Katrina McClain national power forward of the year award in both 2018 and 2020. In her first two years at Oregon, Berry coached Jillian Alleyne to third-team All-America honors in 2015 and 2016, helping her finish her career third in NCAA history in rebounds and second in double-doubles.
Prior to arriving at Oregon, Berry spent 11 seasons on Graves' staff at Gonzaga. She moved from director of women's basketball operations to assistant coach prior to the 2005-06 season, before spending her final six seasons with the Bulldogs as the top assistant from 2008-14. At Gonzaga, Berry coached five All-Americans, 14 all-WCC performers and five WNBA draft picks, including the No. 3 pick overall pick in 2011, Courtney Vandersloot.